Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We have collected a few of the questions that we hear most often from our new clients. These frequently asked questions (faq) are intended to give you the information you are looking for to take that next step, and contact us. You also may want to take the time to browse the photo galleries on the project page that most closely matches the project you desire.
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Here are some things to ask yourself:
Once you have an idea, Classic Iron Decor will come out and measure your rail, staircase, and see the job. After evaluating the scope of the work, we will give you an estimate. Once approved, the your project will be designed by our specialists using our Computer Aided Design (CAD) system.
There are many codes that ensure manufacturers are providing their customers with rails that are safe. The most FAQ is about the height of the rails.
- Residential railing, exterior and interior… 36″ tall;
- Commercial railing, exterior and interior… 42″ tall;
- Interior stair railing for residential dwelling… 34″-38″ off the nose of the tread.
Interior stair railing for commercial space… 42″ off the nose of the tread and the rail must have a handicap grab-bar at the 36″ point off the nose of the tread.
The simple answer is yes, especially porcelain tile. Each hole that is drilled into tile for the railing takes 10 minutes as opposed to softer flooring which takes seconds.
It depends. Powder coating is a finish in which a powder is applied to the rail and then heated until the powder becomes hard. Although the finish is durable, it will fail especially in a salt air (coastal) environment such as North Florida. At that point, it will be difficult to touch up the rail while installed. It would require removal of your railing, sandblasting and re-powdercoating which can be expensive. Wet paint, such as a Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint products allows for easy touch-up during installation and holds up well due to adequate UV protection. Repainting can be done, when necessary, while in place.
Absolutely, in every custom metal application unless specifications require different material. When using stainless hardware with aluminum products, you will get a bi-metal corrosion which can cause damage to a powder-coated rail. That being said, the bi-metal corrosion causes less degradation than using carbon steel connectors.
Frequently, customers like to have the rail “disappear”. The best way to accomplish this with exterior railing and stairs, is to match your color to the house trim adjacent to where the rails will be installed. If you are more interested in contrast (more visibility) you may wish to match the color to the light fixtures. For interior rails, most often people use black and/or bronze. A black rail against a wood floor can be stark, whereas an oil rubbed bronze blends in better.
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